Posted by Ansel Dooley on Oct 22, 2018

 

We are joined by cyber security specialist Chris Sorensen as our guest speaker from the Trenton Rotary Club.

 

President Sue Kowalski rang us in on time again today in the side room of Antonio's.  First, a few short announcements and a check of our calendar feature on this web page for details, addresses, and maps:

 

  • Oct. 29th - Board Meeting (end of the month)

  • Nov. 3rd (next Saturday) - "Kids Against Hunger" Event at WCCC, 9555 Haggerty Rd., Belleville MI – The signup is in circulation.

  • Nov. 5th - Dinner Rotary Club meeting.

  • Nov. 7th - District Annual Foundation and Membership Seminary at 5:00.

  • Nov. 19th – Pot luck is planned for Thanksgiving at the Cherry Hill School.

  • Dec. 1st - Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Busch's Market in Canton.

  • May 10th of 2019 for the Radar - Next Years District Conference In Windsor at Caesars - Friday (night) / Saturday / return Sunday.  Super affordable for 2 at $1050 for this location.

 

The club also received a thank you note from Camp Leisure, and The township declared a proclamation to honor "World Polio Day".

 

Ansel received a Certificate of Appreciation for his help during John's year as President of the Club.  Ansel was not able to attend our Past President's Dinner, so the certificate was presented to him today.  Thanks for all of your hard work Ansel.

 

Chris addressed the club and first gave us a little of his history as a third Generation Rotarian.  He then gave us more of his background that included work with GE to being a local downriver author.
 
The area of cyber security is vast from identity theft to data breaches, so he focused on the club's open questions of what it wanted to learn about cyber security and just general practical safety in the cyber world.  So, we had a very good Q/A round table session (long too) that included recommendations on passwords (long ones best), methods to use other programs to handle security items, principles of security today, sharing methods for families, multi factor authorization, to future trends / risks with IOT.  We appreciated his excellent view inside the cyber world and what just regular users can do to make digital life safer and simpler too.  There was not enough time, so we hope he will come back and speak to us again (free lunch sir).
 
No win on the 50/50, but the jackpot rises also.